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Space Experiments, Space Biology
May 17, 2022
Harvesting and containment technologies for microgreens may allow astronauts to add these delicious, nutritious crops to their space diet.
Universe
May 17, 2022
This newly revised NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Hickson Compact Group 31 (HCG 31) of galaxies highlights streams of star-formation as four dwarf galaxies interact.
Solar System
May 16, 2022
NASA's Astrobiology program announced its newest Research Coordination Network (RCN) ‘LIFE: Early Cells to Multicellularity,’ bringing together a collaboration of researchers from around the world that will spend the next five years investigating the earliest biological processes and the... Read More
Universe
May 13, 2022
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of galaxy cluster, Abell 2147.
Space Experiments
May 12, 2022
NASA-funded study breaks new ground in plant research.
Universe
May 12, 2022
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope images NGC 7814, known as the "Little Sombrero.”
Earth
May 12, 2022
The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian subcontinent.
Sun
May 11, 2022
The Endurance rocket – on a mission to understand why Earth is habitable – has successfully launched.
Universe
May 11, 2022
This sparkling, face-on Hubble view of the center of galaxy IC 342 displays intertwined tendrils of dust in spectacular arms that wrap around a brilliant core of hot gas and stars.
Earth
May 10, 2022
When the 10,000th observation was submitted to Mountain Rain or Snow on the morning of March 15th, wet snow was falling on much of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service was predicting slick mountain passes and possible delays due to rain for commuters in the city, but Mountain Rain or... Read More
Photograph of a woman wearing an orange jacket and dark hat standing in a field with trees in the distance while she collects falling snow data on her mobile phone.
Sun
May 10, 2022
When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world. Now, scientists are finding the volcano’s effects also reached space.
Universe
May 10, 2022
This Hubble image shows a section of the spiral galaxy nicknamed the Needle’s Eye – an appropriately diminutive name for a dwarf spiral galaxy.
Solar System
May 9, 2022
When Apollo astronauts began bringing samples from the Moon to Earth over 50 years ago, NASA chose to keep some samples unopened and untouched for future scientists to study. Now, NASA has opened the final pristine core sample of the Moon from the Apollo 17 mission to be studied in state-of-the-art... Read More
Video title frame reading "we just opened a 50 year old moon sample"
Solar System
May 9, 2022
Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the biggest ever detected on another planet.